RV Explorers hits the screens

NZ’s regions are getting much-needed support, thanks to a new mainstream TV series backed by the NZMCA

RV Explorers—a six-part series, which debuted on Choice TV in mid-October—heads off the beaten track to discover what makes New Zealand the ideal place to experience the motorhoming lifestyle.

RV Explorers debuted in mid-October

"New Zealand regions have many exciting attractions for our visitors to explore and I am glad that this programme will help support them," Minister of Tourism Kelvin Davis says.

The series is a joint production between two industry experts—Spot on Publications (publishers of The Motor Caravanner magazine and former owners of the Covi SuperShow) and Calcomm Productions (which has more than 20 years of TV production experience for Sky, TVNZ, TV3, and 60 Minutes).

Executive producer Brent Gillies says the NZMCA-backed programme aims to promote the motorhoming lifestyle and encourage people off the beaten track, to areas that don’t traditionally get time in the spotlight. Domestic tourism is a multi-billion dollar industry that has been increasing steadily for a number of years.

Combine that with the fact that motor caravanning is one of New Zealand’s fastest growing recreational activities and it’s clear a resource such as RV Explorers is well overdue. The programme will appeal both to those who are new to the activity as well as those who have been travelling for years.

Each episode follows the adventures of Anne Marie and Jonathon, a new motorhoming couple trying out a different vehicle, experiencing what each area has to offer and swapping stories with other motorhomers they meet along the way.

"It’s about showing off regional New Zealand and exploring the motorhoming lifestyle," NZMCA CEO Bruce Lochore says.

"There’s guidance for those who are new to the lifestyle, and ideas on new places to visit for existing motorhomers. It’s also shining the spotlight on those regions that are fantastic destinations, but don’t necessarily get the publicity of the main tourism centres."

RV Explorers airs on Choice TV on Saturdays at 1.30pm

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